LOS ANGELES A week after leaving a 45-day rehab
program, actress Lindsay Lohan has turned herself in to police
to face charges of drunken driving in connection with a May car
Lohan, 21, went to the Beverly Hills Police Department late
on Thursday to be fingerprinted, photographed and booked on
suspicion of driving under the influence and hit and run,
Beverly Hills police officer Ryan Balleweg said.
Authorities will decide later whether to charge her.
The allegations stem from a May 26 incident in which Lohan
lost control of her Mercedes-Benz sports car and drove into a
hedge. She then left the scene. Police said at the time they
also found a small amount of what they believed to be cocaine
in the car.
The incident followed months of hard partying by the
"Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls" star, who had been a regular
at Hollywood nightspots and attending Alcoholics Anonymous
programs for a year despite having turned 21 -- the legal age
for drinking in the United States -- only this month.
Immediately after the May crash, Lohan checked herself into
a Malibu rehab center for the second time in a year. She left
last week and now wears an alcohol monitoring bracelet on a
voluntary basis, her spokeswoman said.
Lohan was released after the booking procedure and given an
August 24 hearing date, police said.
Lohan, who shot to fame as a child actress in "The Parent
Trap," is the latest in a string of young Los Angeles
celebrities, including hotel heiress Paris Hilton, to run into
trouble for drunken driving.